The Institute for Anarchist Studies
Lexicon (first series)
As Occupy Wall Street unfolded, it became increasingly clear that the amazingly heterogeneous collection of people involved didn't share a vocabulary. This made political conversations tricky and difficult. The Institute for Anarchist Studies decided to attempt to address this problem by creating a set of cheap and easy to read booklets defining words which are key to the contemporary political landscape. Each booklet is written by a different author, with their unique perspective, yet work together as part of an overall antiauthoritarian perspective.
This set contains one copy each of the five booklets produced in 2012. Each were printed by P&L Printing, an IWW printshop in Denver, in unique duotone colors. The entire series was designed by Josh MacPhee.
The booklets contained in this set are:
"Anarchism" by Cindy Milstein
"Colonialism" by Maia Ramnath
"Gender" by Jaime Heckert
"Power" by Todd May
"White Supremacy" by Joel Olson
Five duotone-printed booklets, each set wrapped in a hand-stamped band
Each booklet is 16 pages, 4.25"x5.5", saddle-stiched